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the unfortunate i don't know dj and he's one of the instance i've heard consistently from my colleagues that residency waiver is a big deal here. so i'm torn especially with sxhooedz comments in terms of the jazzs ability to work with a concern community because he doesn't live in san francisco it would be is a shame not to have that asset and the gentleman has shown he deals with the issues and it's going to be a tough call for me. i'm inclined to support the two that came because i don't know
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who mr. brook take care is. supervisor cowen any thoughts on this? >> yes. i do have a few thoughts on this - many thoughts. >> first like supervisor breed said i'm a personal policy i don't like to sport residency waiver requirement san francisco has a lot of talent and we need to capital lists and a grow the young staent tlaebt to we're growing our future leaders. i'm going to be in favor of waivers. we did wave a residency requirement for one lady for the childcare committee because she recommended a very unique ethnic
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community. i agree with supervisor breed dj is one you see on the ground organizing it's not only organizing with the african-american community but also the asian and latino community that benefit from the services that the young developers often develop. this is an orientation that has the capacity and proven track record to address and then mitigate barriers to entry when the comes to the workforce. i'm comfortable with waving the residency requirement. now what's interesting is that i do have some familiarity with doug parish and the work he's done specifically around the baby ymca mentoring
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african-american males in particular. what i don't have understanding is to ms. lilly and the questions i was asking trying to get a better understanding. my policy my staff will meet with the person coming before committee we go over the questions and the challenge is never doug parish or willingly wong came to the office to reach out to us so i had more questions when it comes to workforce experience and development. i think ms. wong is a talented woman but in terms of her match ration in the professional world she just by virtue of being a
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youthful woman has not had the experience or wasn't demonstrate in her questions what is her goal had i asked the same questions to mr. parish i got tangible answers. so this question is critical because on the other questioning question that was critical well, mr. parish is on the board that's a good measure to were going to see if he articulated his accomplishment. with that, said i'll be willing to support doug parish and dj today. or we could appoint one person because there is consensus around dj and i don't know lilly reached out to your office
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supervisor breed >> not that i'm aware of i'm happy to support the names you recommended to put forward. >> oh, okay. >> so mr. chair there's some consensus here to move forward mr. parish and dj. are >> there's not a full consensus here my can i add something. part of the challenge here again is having 3 criminally talented people but i'm familiar with dj and his work and his ability to get one off our most challenging population employed. i care about most in the city we're not continuously networking this population and we need the that you kind of experts that have a proven record what this population.
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with that, i'd make a motion to move doug parish or second supervisor cowen's motion to move douglas parish to fulfill seat 3 and i guess we need to take those separately because of the residency waiver requirement >> that's correct. >> so i'm happy to move that forward with positive representations. >> this is only for seat 3. >> yes. >> without objection that motion passes. and then you want to make a motion to strike for the residency waiver >> yes. i want to make a motion for a residency motion for dionne j for seat 4 and appoint him to serve on the workforce development community advisory committee for a seat 4.
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>> i second that motion. >> could i have a rules committee restraining order. >> supervisor breed. supervisor cowen. supervisor yee. >> no. >> okay. the motion passes. >> i also want to make a quick comment to ms. wong there are also great opportunity to apply for this committee in the future. i know that we are paying attention to attention records addresses to making sure we have people that are exempted we don't want you to be discouraged and the next time i want to see you in this spot >> also want to let ms. wong know that to continue to partner with some of the folks that are
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on this body to increase the community voice you articulated and there's still work for f that work to be done. you don't need a position or an elected job to bring about changed for the disenfranchised community you can roll up your sleeves >> so i echo supervisor breeds comments in result of today not to get discouraged and whether you'll try to attempt to get on this committee and continue to work with the benefits with the workforce that's trying to do anyways. so there's a motion on the floor is there a second
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>> second. >> and again i did not support of the waiver but because of supervisor breeds comment in regards to the value of this particular person i will be supporting the motion also so - was there a motion. >> we finished. >> we took care of the motion. >> the waiver a say was passed. >> i did them together and we did a role vote. >> can i separate them. >> so i'd like to make a motion to resend the previous vote. >> second. >> so the motion we're going to vote on is the waiver. >> so are we passing the last motion to resend the vote first. >> thank you wkts the vote is
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resented. >> so i'd like to make a motion for the residency waiver for mr. brooker. >> okay roll call. >> on the motion. supervisor breed. supervisor cowen. supervisor yee. no. there are two i's >> the motion passes. >> i'd like to appoint him to seat 4. >> okay second? wkts the motion passes. >> thank you. thank you very much >> thank you very much for coming. ms. wong thank you very much for coming. let's see madam clerk, item number 8 >> item number 8 hearings to appoint 6 members to the immigrant rights commission there are 8 seats and 6
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applicant. >> okay. we have the immigrant affairs office here. >> good afternoon chair joe and supervisor breed and supervisor cowen. it's an honor to see you. i think we're at an should not moment in the history of the immigrants rights commission we have a number of should not folks who are interested in joining the commission. the commission has been here for over 16 years and not as effective as it is now. in the past few years the commission has conducted over - we have public safety and federal immigration and that's for protecting community. the commission is also issued several major reports on
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expensive glths reform and recently held a meeting on the court instructs the jury closer. so today, the commission is recognized for a vicinities for the city's underserved community. this is due in large part because of the partnership with my office. the commissioners that come to meeting they listen to the community, they do all even though heavy lifting on behalf of their fellow commissioners they're a diverse co- he was group they demonstrate respect for each other's difference. we need knowledge of commissioners and who want to serve and are there for all the people. in short i needed exempted
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individual. i hope you'll reappoint the 6 commissioners because we have a lot of work to do i need their work and expertise. there are some applicants here that are expressive. there are 5 vacancy due in early june 2014 which is a better time to make the changes. please advance the animates of 6 culminate for the considerations. if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them >> ms. wong you said there are 5 vacancy and that's in june or july? >> yes. >> how do you know that. >> there are 11 board appointed seats and for you mayoral arrest
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there's one commission for a mayoral that's been open for a year. the 11 board appointed seats 6 are up today for consideration and the remaining 5 are this coming june and the reason there's a 6 month gap those are up this june but because of the budget here etc., it doesn't get scheduled until later in the year >> is there any reason why there's one vacancy. >> from the mayoral office there are 4 mayoral seats to the call of the chair, 13, fourteen and 15. >> is there any reason we're not bringing that forgot. >> it's a mayoral possibility u appointment is didn't go to the rules committee. i'll give you the name of the
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persons name from the african-american advocacy network is clementine. and she's should not but we're waiting for a response from the mayor's office >> any other questions. thank you. so we'll call the applicants in the order they appear on the agenda. if you're here kathleen? hi, k5g9 less than >> thank you good afternoon it's an honor to reply to the commission. i served on the commission for a little bit over 2 years. i'm not an immigrant i'm a fourth generation san franciscan and lived most of my life in district 8 and a raise my kids
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here and work as a culture anthropologists my expertise is sense s.p.c.a.ship in the united states. that's been a tremendous opportunity to sit on the commission to understand the issue that i've been focusing envoy been the impact of state and federal policy around immigration and the opportunity for leadership outside the city on immigrant policy and to you put forward and prioritize the leadership we're actively and engaged in san francisco we've done tremendous work in the area of women's leadership and embattling domestic violence and winning the rights of labor
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protection for the workers and most recently, the due process law ordinance that the board of supervisors passed and guaranteeing respect for immigrant rights in the judicial and the separation of judicial enforcement at the local level. for me personally, i want to the opportunity. i wanted to continue to serve and learn and would be happy to do so if you're willing to reappoint me >> do you have any questions of ms. coal? seeing none, thank you, ms. coal. phil?
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>> good afternoon i have a little bit of a cold. first of all, it's a privilege to address you guys and apply for this position. i'm obviously asking you to appoint me to one of the empty seats. i'm an immigrant i think i can bring my experience. secondly for about 6 years i was a union organizer i worked pretty closely with gun points from all over the years whether it's asia or african. i'm halfway through law school i can research policy and procures and i think my personal professional academic background
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should be recently to what the committee does. i understand this is an important appointment so i've done some homework. i met with one of our staff and supervisors. i've also reached out to all the commissioners. attended one of the meetings i've actually had a long conversation with 3 of them. i asked about everything they do on the commission and gave them my background and all 3 supervisors thought i'd be great. i've reached tout out to the african network and met with the 3 leaders. they said this was the first
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time someone reached out to them. we talked and we're to meet again. i met with the leader of the r0shd organization and this is the first time he said someone sat down with him. the asian law calling your attention caucus i met p with ms. chan. i've known hearing her for a couple of years. i reached out to maria and she's the executive director of justice cause she have happy someone reached out to her. roberto hernandez is one of the leaders who recently received a naacp community award. him and i spoke and he was excited i reached out to him we are going to sit down and talk
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about immigration issues. i've reached to other organizations radio african and kitchen sittings it's a restaurants. i haven't had a chance to sit down and talk with them >> that's one way to 4i6. >> i've got to go. >> finally, i know i'm not a policy walk i knew someone at the gotten school and they have is a program there if you have good opportunities to provide advance policies so i've been communicating with them hoping to get someone to work with me. i i know the current commission has done wonderful work i've read some of the things they've done. i'm excited about having the
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opportunity. like i said, i wouldn't have applied if i didn't think i could bring something to the commission and i did my homework so you guys low be proud to appoint if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them >> any questions. thank you very much. question supervisor cowen >> come back, come back. one question. one of the things that's interesting that people come here and want to be 30i7b9 and sometimes tha in their remarks they daily what they hope to accomplish i'm curious if 30i7b9d what are some of the things you'll be working on >> i have thought about that i know the work of the commission
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is pretty stuff. i i know it's complicated stuff. i know they're working on the implementation of obamacare. in addition, like i said, i'm working with the goldman school i'll probably be there six months doing the research what are the immigration things in san francisco and what has the board done in the past. i think i'll follow a long-term goal. to answer your question while i'm building and working on something specific i'd like to
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implement >> you say you're a student now. >> right. >> what's the plan to manage our time. >> i know they meet on monday at 1 o'clock. i'm halfway you done so the workload is not an issue. i spoke in my conversation that was one of the questions how much time do you do in precipitate work. i was told the meetings don't last more than an hour mayor ed lee and maybe take a couple of hours of prep time >> are tell you pktd any other commissions you'd be interested in. >> one of the questions i answered was i felt i had the
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rezit skills and references and i don't want to half step anything i want to hit the ground running as fast as i can if i thought there were other commissions but this is the one i actually can come in and do some work. >> do you live in san francisco. >> i do. >> thank you. i have no questions. >> thank you very much. the next speaker please. good afternoon chair yee and supervisor breed and supervisor cowen. first of all, thank you for your consideration i'm grateful for the experience i've had in the last two years and working alongside colleagues that are up
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for repoint in time. i think we've worked 45rd and long. i will tell you about my personal story my family came from south america. i feel the district 9 is where i elapsed any values and chose my career and not to do public service that were i've worked in public service i've serviced or served two mayor's in san francisco. i currently service the working dock that's american people orchestrates serving sfoulg immigrant it's an organization that i went to as a young child. it's a full circle to come back and have serve the community. my mother went there seeking help. i get the combrieths i understand the immigrant
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experience and how to better their lives. as that's the main inspiration i try to lead by example. i'll honored to be reconsidered for this appointment and if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them. i'm sorry how long have you been on the commission >> two years. >> okay two years and what have you accomplished. >> we worked 45rd we created legislation policies in the if not community within san francisco. we try to hold a series of hearings we want to push for expensive immigration reform. we're going to continue to work toward this. we worked really hard to work on a variety of bill from
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understanding critical policies and we've worked hard for the due process and workers rights. we know how important city college is to immigrant community. and we needed to convey how important to keep city college open it's a lifeline for immigrant and what they contributed to san francisco. we're concerned about the impact of the affordable health care and there's also some day to day issues like driver's license issues and, you know, local law enforcement issues making sure that the language access is there for all our community. we've done good due diligence and really understanding the issues but most important to make you all aware of what's important in the immigrant community >> you've having had a a lot of
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collective issues have you done any advocacy on the national level as we continue to push for immigration. >> our chair a bill who has a national renowned voice he's been our representative here in san francisco and kathleen here background is good and her writings have been 235u6r7d featured. we've used the expertise to bring, this up to the national level nooifrt congress people and there's been 87 in sacramento. i think we've worked hard through the directors office to fry toy highlight the important issues. san francisco has been a leader on many issues. we started the sanctuary movement and we were the
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catalyst across california and we continue to lead on a lot of under no circumstances issues >> are you still applying for a residency waiver. >> yes. i am. unfortunately as our family grew my wife and i continue to serve >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. mario, how long have you been the executive director of the program >> it's been 8 years. >> really. >> yeah, it's been a great experience. >> how do you tie-in your experience with this particular are commission this is

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